06 · 12 · 20

OPEN CALL

The Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) launches the Impulso Morelia 6 call for Mexican feature films in post-production stage, which will be open from June 12 to August 14, 2020.

José María Riba

In memory of José María Riba, coordinator of Impulso Morelia and a close friend of FICM.

The selected feature films will be presented exclusively to a panel of experts, as a unique opportunity to facilitate a positive reflection on the projects, their conclusion, promotion and distribution. Impulso Morelia 6 will take place in October, 2020, in the 18th edition of the FICM.

In addition, the feature films participating will be subject to receiving the following prizes:

  • In line with its commitment to the support and promotion of Mexican cinema, Cinépolis Distribución offers a prize in cash to cover post-production and/or promotion processes and services. The prize will be awarded to one of the participating films by a panel of experts.
  • Estudios Churubusco Azteca will grant an important support in production, post-production and THX sound services to a film of the program.
  • Estudios Splendor Omnia will award a prize consisting of one week of sound mixing and one more of color correction in their Tepoztlán studios.
  • The website LatAmcinema.com, specialized in film industry information, offers a promotional campaign consisting of an advertising page in one of the magazine’s issues.
  • To contribute to the promotion of one of the participating projects, Icunacury Acosta & Co. offers a year of accompaniment in public relations.

The selection of films will be announced on September 11, 2020.

Impulso Morelia is a privileged meeting place for Mexican filmmakers and professionals of the film industry. Films like The Dove and the Wolf, by Carlos Lenin, and This Is Not Berlin, by Hari Sama, premiered at the Locarno and Sundance festivals, respectively; The Chaotic Life of Nada Kadić, by Marta Hernaiz (Berlinale 2018); Devil’s Freedom, by Everardo González (Berlinale 2017); Polar Bear, by Marcelo Tobar (Ojo for Mexican Feature Film at FICM 2017); Strange but True, by Michel Lipkes, premiered at the 2017 International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR); and Tempest, by Tatiana Huezo (Berlinale 2016), were presented in previous editions of this initiative achieving, after intense and constructive dialogues, an important international projection.